Lean Cuisine – Honestly Good!
If I had to guess, most of you are just as busy as I am.
My days go something like this: up at 5:30 am to get Doodle ready for school and me to work. Most days I work through lunch, and snacking on whatever I can scrounge out of my desk drawer by mid-afternoon, when I’m tired and completely over staring at my computer screen. Pick Doodle up at arrive home around 5:00; change and head to karate class or other after-school activity. Home by around 7:00, trying frantically to complete homework and prepare dinner, while simultaneously throwing in a load of laundry and/or cleaning apple juice off of the floor.
Does this sound like your day, too?
By the time bedtime rolls around, I’m beat…and I don’t often have time to put a lot of thought into what I pack for my lunch the next day. I know, that sounds awful, right? But let’s be honest here. I’m lucky to make it out of the house with matching earrings in the mornings, let alone a bento box of healthiful lunchtime eats.
Thank goodness for Lean Cuisine.
No, really. I absolutely mean that.
True, there was a time in my life when eating frozen meals just wasn’t going to happen…but well, things have changed. And boxed meals from the freezer section aren’t what they used to be. These are really, really…good.
Lean Cuisine has launched a NEW collection of Lean Cuisine Honestly Good meals featuring six different varieties full of 100% all natural, wholesome ingredients with a sauce you can add yourself. Cool, right?
Not only that, but together with their farmers, Lean Cuisine is donating a portion of the vegetables grown for LEAN CUISINE HONESTLY GOOD meals to local communities.
The new Lean Cuisine Honestly Good meals are: Honey Citrus Chicken, Lemongrass Salmon, Pineapple Black Pepper Beef, Plum Ginger Grain-Crusted Fish, Pomegranate Chicken, and Roasted Red Pepper Chicken. I had the opportunity to try a few of these meals I picked up at Target, and I was pleasantly surprised.
The first meal I tried was the Roasted Red Pepper Chicken. It’s described as a whole grilled chicken breast filet, with whole grain cavatappi pasta, sea salt and lemon-seasoned broccoli florets, and a roasted red pepper sauce. Take a look:
All of the meals come with sauces in individual pouches, which you submerge in a cup of cold water while the meal is in the microwave. The sauces are full of full, rich flavors, and offer a fresh spin on what’s often perceived as a bland, box meal.
What I was most surprised about was this Lemongrass Salmon. Look, I’m not normally big on eating frozen fish cooked in the microwave. In my experience, the fish usually comes out tough and rubbery.
But since I’m really trying to get fish into my diet at least once a week, I decided to give this one a try. And I’m so, so glad I did. Described as whole coconut-crusted wild caught salmon filet, brown rice with wheatberries, snap peas, orange and yellow carrots, edamame, and ginger lemongrass sauce, this meal did not disappoint.
The last of the three meals I tried was this Honey Citrus Chicken. This meal boasts a whole grilled chicken breast filet, with whole grain radiatore pasta with spinach, slivered almonds and sun-dried tomatoes, broccoli florets, yellow zucchini, and a honey citrus glaze.
Even better? Every single one of the meals I tried kept me full and satisfied for the remainder of the afternoon. Since I’m a snacker by nature, I expected that I’d need something by mid-afternoon…but I didn’t. I felt completely satisfied, and not weighed down by the unhealthy food I often grab from the drive-through window.
No joke, these meals are going to be a lifesaver in my already jam-packed work weeks. No more spending time (I don’t have) in the evenings packing lunches, and no more unhealthy, high-calorie lunches out because I didn’t take the time to pack a lunch. I can grab one of these in the morning, toss in an apple and a yogurt, and I’m set for the workday.
What’s your go-to lunch for the busy workweek?
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